Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Landon / Eighteen Months

Dear Landon,

The past three months have absolutely flown by. You have changed and grown up so much, it seems like overnight you went from baby to little boy. I ache everything I look at you and you seem so big. I should have done a better job of writing down what has taken place over the past few months, but I didn’t, so I will do my best to remember, and hope I don’t forget anything important!

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At eighteen months you weigh _ and are _ inches tall.  (I will fill in those blanks after your doctors appointment, that I’ve yet to schedule…) You wear 12-18 month clothes, size 4 diapers, and size 5 shoes.

Favorite foods: You are really a pretty good eater. I’m so proud of your diet, and that you really try anything we give you. Some of your favorites are strawberries, blueberries, and bananas; grilled cheese, spaghetti, barbeque, yogurt, pickles, cucumbers and tomatoes dipped in ranch dressing, chicken with barbeque sauce, mac and cheese, and cheese and peanut butter crackers. The hard part is that one day you will gobble something up, and the next you won’t want to touch it!

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We gave you peanut butter about a month ago for the first time. I felt pretty good about giving it to you before the recommended 2 year mark. You loved it! Needless to say peanut butter crackers are a staple snack in your diet now. :)

You finally have taken an interest in books and almost nightly will come shove a few in my lab and proceed to climb up on the couch and snuggle in while we read them. I don’t hate it. :)

Your vocabulary has really started to grow- you say “Ga” (Dad), “Gan-Goo” (Thank You), Go-gie (Josie), Maggie (Maggie), Meeelk (Milk), Bye, Hey, “There it is” (I have no idea how to type that like you say it!), “Ki-Ki” (Callie), O-gan (Logan), I-yuh (short for I love you). Those are just a few that I’ve been able to keep track of, it seems like everyday there’s something new.

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I can tell you understand way more than you will speak. For instance, when a plane flies over you always watch it and say “Bye!” but don’t say airplane. If we ask you questions like, “Do you want some milk?”, you will nod your head yes.  If I ask you where something is you turn your hands up like “I don’t know” and start to look for it. When we build block towers you say “whoooaaah!” all excited. You point when you hear birds chirp, And you follow directions really well! Its so fun to be able to communicate with you more and know that you are actually understanding some of what we are saying to you.

In May we went to New Bern to visit Aunt Becky and Uncle Tommy. Grammy and Papa Dave were there too! We went to an ECU baseball game and spent the weekend enjoying everyone’s company. Traveling with you at this age is a little more challenging because you sleep less and want to get out and play more, and don’t understand why you can’t.

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We celebrated Mother’s Day. And let me just say Landon, I am so blessed to be your mama. You have made my heart so full and it is the greatest honor to get to be yours. I love you baby boy!

Warmer weather finally showed up, and along with warmer weather came strawberries. You LOVE them, and loved going strawberry picking. I’m pretty sure the pictures speak for themselves.

We also ventured to the pool for the first time this summer. I am so proud of you and how much you love water. Once you got used to the water, you were kicking and splashing, and even put your face in the water on your own. You love to be tossed in the air, and when we dunked you, you came up smiling. I can’t wait for the rest of the summer and playing at the pool. You are such a water baby.

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Most afternoons we come home and play outside in your sand/water table, in the sprinkler, or go for walks. You are an outdoor boy, and would live outside from sun up to sundown if we would let you.

You LOVE giving “big squeezy hugs” as we call them. They’re the biggest bear hugs I’ve ever seen and we can’t get enough of them. You also are known to plant big ol wet kisses on us at any given moment. You’re the loving-est baby ever. Its precious.

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You are silly, curious, energetic, happy, content, independent, playful, giggly, and perfect, and we are so blessed to call you ours, sweet boy. I can only pray that you feel as loved as you are and know that we would do anything in this world for you. Our lives are brighter, and fuller because you are a part of them.

We love you Landon! Happy 18 Months!

1 comment:

  1. I love his outfits in these photos! Isn't it wonderful when they're able to communicate more?! Our son turned two a few months ago, and it's amazing at how much better he can communicate with us week-to-week. :)

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